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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
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Ersan Ilyasova made 1-of-10 from the field for eight points with seven boards, one assist, one steal and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.
He had a career-high 34 on Thursday, but was on the other side of the spectrum tonight. Ghostface Ilya had a ton of poisonous darts from the field tonight to set back the Milwaukee offense and perhaps he just had too much confidence in himself. He'll likely bounce back on Monday against the Hawks and is worth owning in standard leagues. Mar 28 - 11:08 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova scored a career-high 34 points on 12-of-14 from the field against the Pacers during a 111-107 win on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

He gets the fantasy equivalent of a Grammy for posting an effective field goal percentage of 103.6. Back in January, it was a winter war for Ghostface Ilya with his minutes per game at just 17.2. Now, he’s finally been consistent with at least 29 minutes in each of his previous five, averaging 17.0 points, 8.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 treys on 45.9 percent from the field. He's spitting hot fire right now and is a must-start player.
Mar 26 - 11:11 PM

Ersan Ilyasova filled up the stat sheet on Tuesday with 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, three blocks and only one turnover in 29 minutes.

Two of his makes came from beyond the arc, and four of his rebounds came on the offensive end, as he helped propel the Bucks to a stunning 89-88 comeback win in the fourth quarter. Ilyasova has been maddening to own if you drafted him this season, but he's finally settled into reliable mid-round value for the fantasy playoffs.
Mar 24 - 11:08 PM

Ersan Ilyasova continued his effective play on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, with six rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one turnover through 35 minutes of action.

Ily has finally hit his rhythm after being flat out horrible to begin the season. He's averaging 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.8 three-pointers per game since the All-Star break, and health has been a big factor in him finally being able to be effective. He's worth owning in all leagues.
Mar 22 - 6:40 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points with 13 boards, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

If 2014-15 games were albums for Ghostface Ilya, this one would be Supreme Clientele and Ironman combined. Hip-hop references aside, Ilyasova is playing 34 minutes per game over his last five, averaging 16.6 points, 8.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.4 treys. He's a must-own player.
Mar 21 - 12:05 AM

Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 7-of-14 shooting in another start on Wednesday.

He's averaging 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games and, knock on wood, he's actually somewhat trustworthy right now.
Mar 19 - 12:28 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 15 points in 36 minutes of action vs. the Pelicans, making 6-of-15 shots with three 3-pointers, eight boards, two assists and one block.

The Bucks fell behind 0-15 on Tuesday before finally getting a 3-pointer from Ilyasova, who finished without any turnovers in the Bucks' loss at New Orleans. He's been flirting with top-150 value for the past few weeks and is primarily worth owning if you're targeting 3-pointers and rebounds.
Mar 17 - 11:03 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played 23 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with 12 points, five boards, one steal and two 3-pointers.

The minutes were down a bit, but he was in foul trouble tonight. Ilyasova has put up many, many worse games than this one, so there's no need to worry about him just yet. He's worth holding in standard leagues.
Mar 14 - 11:59 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played 34 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with 19 points, 10 boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He's finally stringing games together right now and has played at least 24 minutes in seven of his last eight games. In his previous 10 games since the break, Ilyasova averaged 12.1, 6.3 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.5 treys on 45.6 percent from the field. Ghostface Ilya won't be going platinum or anything, but this is a huge improvement from the equivalent of basically going wood before the break. He is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 12 - 10:09 PM

Ersan Ilyasova slipped against the Pelicans on Monday, scoring six points on 3-of-7 shooting with one rebound and one steal in 20 minutes.

Ilyasova has been rolling along pretty good and been worth owning in standard leagues for the last week or two, but folks are understandably gun-shy about one of the league's least consistent players. Perhaps a game against Anthony Davis in beast mode isn't the one to drop Ilyasova over, but if a mid-to-high level free agent comes along don't hesitate to make the drop.
Mar 10 - 12:39 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 10 points in 24 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

He didn't play quite as much as he did on Wednesday with his 35 minutes against the Warriors, but at least Ilyasova played well in his time tonight. Jared Dudley played 25 minutes and it still didn't cost Ilya too much time. He's worth a look in standard leagues now that his offensive game is coming around.
Mar 8 - 12:00 AM

Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers on 5-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

Dude has scored in double figures in six straight games and is averaging 14.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games, making him worth a flier in any league.
Mar 5 - 2:12 AM

Ersan Ilyasova sank 9-of-15 shots including three 3-pointers vs. Denver, finishing Tuesday's loss with a team-high 21 points.

He added three boards, two assists, one steal and one block with only one turnover in 30 minutes of action, and has come to life since re-entering Jason Kidd's starting lineup. The Bucks have lost momentum since the All-Star break, however, and tonight marked their third consecutive defeat. They'll have a tough time snapping the skid during Wednesday's road game vs. the Warriors.
Mar 4 - 12:01 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with 12 rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Ilyasova has been a top 70-100 value (9/8 cat) in his last four games, a sample that has more or less been his ceiling this season. Perhaps he's ready to turn over a new leaf, but realistically he can't be considered more than a flier pickup until he shows us a bit more.
Feb 28 - 4:42 AM

Ersan Ilyasova played 23 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with 11 points, six rebounds, one assists and one 3-pointer.

After playing 35 minutes on Monday, his value actually didn't fall off a cliff today. Coach Jason Kidd seems to be gaining confidence in Ilyasova, but he's missed a lot of games and has basically been in a slump for two seasons. Fantasy owners in FAAB leagues will need to have bulletproof wallets to pay up for Ghostface Ilya.
Feb 25 - 11:49 PM

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